I was a little disappointed with my other Android device for TV, the CX-01, for being a bit slow especially with games and videos in HD. That motivated me to buy this one in DealExtreme, practically for the same price, but with better settings.
For those who do not read the text on the CX-01 and I've never seen an android TV box, This is a device that must be connected to the HDMI input of the TV and allows you to transform your LCD screen in a fully functional Android. In other words, do any TV turn Smart with ability to run games, access the youtube, Email or Facebook.
Unlike the CX-01, the MK808B shown in the photo below is slightly larger than a USB key, Although rather small.
On the back we have two connectors: a USB to put a mouse and keyboard, preferably without wires, and the power input to the source that accompanies the appliance.
On the other side of the device a mini-HDMI connector, that connects to HDMI to your TV through a cable that comes with the product.
An advantage in relation to the CX-01 is the memory card shown below.
There is also a USB OTG connector that allows you to connect Flash drives, keyboards and even cameras. For this you must use a USB OTG cable which also comes with the product.
Below we have the three cables that come in the package: one for the source, a USB OTG and an HDMI connector-miniHDMI.
The source is from 2A, It seems to me quite exaggerated. Is the source of greatest power with USB output I've ever seen.
There is also a manual, which although not very useful, Describes the features of the MK808B. Who is accustomed to buying in China should even find strange find manual with something correct writing.
To connect the MK808B to your TV you should use the HDMI connector-miniHDMI, as shown in the picture below. After that call the source and Android will start the boot. A shame not to have an on-off switch in MK808B, Let an Android called forever is not recommended.
A blue led indicates that the MK808B is connected.
The boot is pretty fast, characteristic of Androids Jelly Bean. I've installed a lot of programs on my, but the first boot has only the row of icons below.
A great advantage of MK808B is that the WiFi hardware is supported, Bluetooth and even Ethernet (only software) via cable. Not have the faintest idea of how to put to work.
To use the Android on the screen of your TV, you must connect a mouse. In my case I called a set wireless mouse/keyboard that uses only a receiver. Everything worked normally. Below we have the options screen where you can change the resolution. I left mine in 1080 p.
Below the screen resolutions available.
In MK808B there are 4 GB of memory available for use. Much better than the CX-01 It only has 1 GB really usable.
Below the proof that this is a device that uses the Android Jelly Bean: one of the newest versions of Google's operating system.
Look how it looks great “Jujube” the Android on my TV 40 inches!
This is an Android as well as on a tablet or mobile phone. Below the status bar.
Google Play works first, allowing you to download applications and games from the WiFi network.
Youtube opens with this 3D interface that contains suggestions for videos. A tip: never update the version of youtube or the 3D interface go to bag. If you do this, Enter the Youtube application options and send “uninstall updates”.
See just how is a video channel tudovemdachina on youtube.
How about play Sonic on your TV screen? Simply download an emulator for Android and the ROM mega drive cartridge.
The same for F-Zero Super Nintendo.
The AnTuTu benchmarking reaches almost 10 thousand points, pretty good for an average device price. The MK808B costs only about $ 50.
In system information, something is strange: the resolution indicated is only 720 p, While the TV recognizes as 1080 p. Software error?
What does the MK808B be a good Android device is the 1 GB RAM and 1.6 GHz Dual Core processor.
Mali GPU is a Quad Core 400 MHz, that is certainly responsible for much of the score of benchmarking.
It is possible to play videos straight from the WiFi using a technique that I had commented This link. Below the first episode of the fourth season of Star Trek: the Next Generation.
Videos in HD also play without problem, and for this I recommend downloading the MX Player. Below the scene of the first episode of the second season of The Office.
The MX player play the video with no hardware acceleration problems.
For those who always complain WiFi speed in these cheaper devices, the MK808B can reach without problems the 10Mbits, What is really good for the internet and Streaming.
You can access emails and facebook…
The device comes with ROOT, but you can get it using the SuperOneClick. Instructions in this text.
A wonderful choice after doing root is installing the software Sixaxis Controller, that allows you to connect PS3 controls to your Android. Below the photo of a control connected successfully. You can play emulators with a wireless control! Later I will write a text with instructions to make a PS3 control work on Android.
The MK808B comes with several pre-installed applications, but none of those crazy Chinese shit.
There is also a menu of additional configuration, In addition to have on Android.
Another cool thing to do with the BlueTooth is pairing a wireless headset and watch videos without bothering anyone.
For only U $51,50, the MK808B is a great device. Fast, reliable and functional to run games and watch videos either via internet or memory card. Putting a wireless mouse and keyboard have a computer in our LCD TV that allows you to do almost anything in relation to the desktop. Those interested in acquiring the MK808B can follow the link below the store DealExtreme: